Three people are dead and three are missing after floods hit southwestern Japan. The BBC The rainfall that caused the floods was the heaviest ever recorded in the region, with Kurume city receiving 402.5 millimeters of rain in a single day. The record-setting Japanese city of Hakone received 922.5 millimeters of rain, measured on October 12, 2019. (A large amount, the average annual rainfall in Hungary is 500-800 millimeters.)
It’s not over yet, more rain is expected and hundreds of thousands of people have had to leave their homes.
Of the three dead, one died in a mudslide in his house and another was swept away along with his car.
It’s rainy season in Japan now, but even there it’s considered serious. According to an employee of the Meteorological Center, there has never been such a rain in the region.